05:45 GMT15 August 2020
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    The largest Jehovah’s Witnesses group in Russia had its activities suspended by the authorities for allegedly conducting extremist activities.

    The activities of the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia – the largest Jehovah’s Witnesses group in the country, with some 175,000 adherents, have been suspended by the authorities.

    According to the Russian Ministry of Justice, the suspension came as a result of the group allegedly conducting "extremist activity."

    On April 5 the Supreme Court of Russia is expected to decide whether the religious group should be banned outright in the country.


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